Should you wonder how you can spend an entire day at a golf club without leaving time empty, the real problem is in knowing what to leave out because there is so much to do. The key to an awesome day is to plan ahead to organize breakfast, lunch, dinner at the grill, play 18 or 36 holes around the golf course and take in a spa visit for relaxation.
Book your tee time
The key ingredient to your day at the golf course is to book tee times that suit you and fit in well with all of your other plans for the day. Many golf courses will have tee times booked well ahead of the day, seven days of the week. You can contact your golf club and ask them which are the more flexible days and times to choose and by default, you will know which days and times are always booked well ahead.
Whether you plan to play 9, 18 or 36 holes, fixing those tee times is essential so you and your colleagues, as well as the non golfers, can organize the day’s events efficiently.
Food is important
Playing 18 or 36 holes on the golf course will be a tiring day for anyone, even if you travel the course on an electric cart. For the lower handicap players, you will be hitting the ball more often and visiting more bunkers, deep rough and perhaps a lake and a forest or two, while you seek to reduce your final score.
It is better to ensure you have a powerful breakfast before you begin, to give you enough strength to see you through the first nine holes. On most golf courses, that will take you back towards the clubhouse which gives you the chance to pick up a snack if you have used too many of your clubs, too many times.
After the first 18 holes, a good lunch, perhaps a grill of your choice, will stock up your energy for an afternoon 9 or a further 18 holes.
Non-players are catered for
While the golfers practice their favorite Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie skill set on the greens, the non-golfers will be well catered for.
Seeking the grill
A great end to the day for all golfers and non-golfing partners is to join together for a relaxing meal in the main grill restaurant to discuss those drives that became world beaters and the putts that should have gone down for a birdie from thirty feet.
The key to a great day at a golf course is to plan everything for breakfast, lunch and dinner, after booking tee times, and making arrangements for the non- golfers to relax in a spa or pool area. Should your handicap fail to reduce, you will not be able to blame it on your planning skills.